Is history well preserved in your area?

@dfollin (12768)
United States
June 27, 2007 7:16pm CST
I live in Northern Virginia,where there is a lot of history and it is very well preserved and kept up for sight seeing.I love history in this area.I have thought a few times about moving from here,but I thought I will miss the historical places.Do you live have presserved history in your area?
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@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
28 Jun 07
yes, somewhat...although it would seem that even though Hamilton is one of the oldest cities in canada, it doesnt have anything spectacular in regards to its history (except maybe a battle of the war of 1812 was fought in near by stoney creek - the battle of stoney creek)...but in regards to its history, there are a lot of museums around... do you have any civil war battle fields near you?
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@dfollin (12768)
• United States
28 Jun 07
Oh,yes,lots,in Manassas,where the battlefields are.In other close area's there are lots of historical sign's along the highways,telling of battlefields,historical building's,etc.
@cripfemme (7715)
• United States
3 Jul 07
In Belchertown, MA where I live we have a cool, local museum (The Stone House Museum)that perserves our history really well. We have living history days here which are fun; people get dressed up and artists are selling stuff. I'm going it's Saturday and Sunday of this coming week.
@dfollin (12768)
• United States
6 Jul 07
That's sound's really nice.How old is the Stone House?I have never been to MA.Have fun this weekend.
@steerpyke (396)
3 Jul 07
I am lucky enough to live in Wiltshire England and 15 miles down the road from me is Avebury, a massive stone cirlce, so big that is encompasses the village itself. The site, including much of the surviving stones can be dated to 6000BC. Thats pretty old.
@dfollin (12768)
• United States
6 Jul 07
Sound's beautiful.Yes,you are lucky.Some of my ancersters were born in Wiltshire as well as other places in England.I have never been to England,Iam in the United States.
• United States
28 Jun 07
I am in the D.C. area too and there is so much historic sites that are preserved. It iss wonderful. Anyone who loves history mush come to D.C. at least once.
@dfollin (12768)
• United States
28 Jun 07
Exactly.In DC there are lot's of museums and in the suburbs,especially northern Virginia and a bit father out there is a lot of historical battlefields,homes,plantations and historical markers along the highways.Everyone must come here at least once.If you do,email me at research61@yahoo.com and I will be happy to direct you to some place's around here.
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@cerium (691)
28 Jun 07
I am living in Cairo (Egypt), and there are lots of history here. Pharaonic monuments, ancient churches, mosques, and old buildings, there is a great variety of historical places here. Most of these places are well preserved, but I think that the authorities can do much better. Urbanization grew very fast in the last 50 years here in Cairo, and that made things worse. Now, you can see awful buildings not very far from the Pyramids! Same to most historical places too. Two years ago, I went to the Egyptian museum. The antiquities (objects) were too many compared to the capacity of the museums. Many were not protected from visitors, and others were left in basements inside boxes. Now, they are building a new museum at the edge of the city. Hope the situation will be better. The most annoying thing is the residential buildings. While old residential buildings (more than 50 years old) were like works of art, that looked somewhat unique, and gave the city a very nice look, new buildings are just like blocks with awful designs. Each one has its own size and height that is destroying the city's personality.
@dfollin (12768)
• United States
28 Jun 07
Sounds like Cairo is full of history and many sites.It will probably take a lifetime to visit them all.
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@Inky261 (2524)
• Germany
28 Jun 07
We do have many castles and chateaus and very old churches. Lots of museums we have with antiques that I sometimes go to look at in rainy weather. there is everything from all periods of time. Everything gets preserved where I live.
@dfollin (12768)
• United States
28 Jun 07
I bet that's fun ,especially when you have guests from out of town.
@ssh123 (31100)
• India
17 Jul 07
As you know by now that India has rich cultural heritage for over 3500 years and most of the monuments were disfigured by the tyranny of muslim invaders from central asia. Still many monuments are well preserved, well exposed to tourists and well documented by archeological survey of India.